A message from the Office of Superintendent Anne L. Staffieri, Ed.D.:
Dear EUHSD families,
We’re pleased to share that free transit for youth 18 and under will be available throughout San Diego County starting May 1. Beginning May 1, anyone aged 18 and under can ride transit for free in San Diego County with a PRONTO account through the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. This includes unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER at no cost through June 30, 2023.
How to Ride Free:
- Get PRONTO
Students who already have a Youth PRONTO card or app on their phone will automatically ride for free starting May 1. Those who do not have PRONTO can:
- Download the PRONTO app and register for an account. Then visit sdmts.com/youth-opportunity-pass to convert the account from Adult to Youth.
- Or pick up a free Youth PRONTO card on campus, the MTS Transit Store, or NCTD Customer Service Centers. A limited number of cards are available.
- Get Ready
Students can access Trip Planner and Next Departure in the PRONTO app for real-time information or visit gonctd.com or sdmts.com to build routes and find the closest transit station or stop.
- Get Riding
PRONTO cards must be tapped or apps scanned for every ride. Youth must be able to show proof of eligibility while riding such as a school picture ID, government-issued photo ID with birthdate, or a birth certificate.
SANDAG is funding this pilot program, with support from the County of San Diego, as part of its Transit Equity Initiative, which is guided by the 2021 Regional Plan. For more information on the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program, visit YouthOpportunityPass.sandag.org.